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List of Christian Baby Names

Michele Meleen
Christian baby holding a cross

Naming your baby after a beloved historical figure or place relevant to Christian teachings honors your child in a way many other names can't. If you're looking for a traditional or unique name with deep meaning, these Christian options are perfect.

Baby Girl Names

Choosing a Christian name for your baby girl can be difficult. While there are some common names, like Abigail, many female Christian names from the Bible are more unique sounding, which might not be ideal for parents not looking to go off the beaten path.

  • Baby Girl
    Abigail - the father's joy
  • Abija - daughter of God
  • Agnes - pure
  • Angel - God's messenger
  • Ava - iniquity
  • Bethany- the house of song/affliction
  • Candace - who possesses contrition
  • Charis - grace
  • Chephirah - a little lioness
  • Cheran - anger
  • Claudia - lame
  • Delilah - poor; small
  • Eden - pleasure; delight
  • Elisabeth - devoted to God
  • Elisha - salvation of God
  • Esther - secret; hidden
  • Eunice - good victory
  • Eve - living
  • Evi - unjust
  • Hali - ornament; precious jewel
  • Hannah - gracious; favor
  • Hazael - that sees God
  • Kartah - calling; meeting
  • Leah - weary; tired
  • Lydda, Lydia - a standing pool
  • Magdalene - a person from Magdala
  • Mara, Marah - bitter
  • Martha - provoking
  • Mary - beloved
  • Myra - I flow; pour out; weep
  • Mesha - burden; salvation
  • Moriah - bitterness of the Lord
  • Naomi - beautiful; agreeable
  • Oprah - dust; a fawn
  • Phebe - shining; pure
  • Pinon - pearl; gem
  • Priscilla - ancient
  • Rachel - sheep
  • Razili - my secret
  • Reba - the fourth; a square
  • Rebekah - tired, bound
  • Rei - my shepherd; my companion
  • Rhoda - a rose
  • Ruth - friend
  • Salma - peace; perfection
  • Samaria - watch, mountain
  • Sandra - defender of man
  • Sapphira - that relates or tells
  • Sarah, Sarai - lady; princess
  • Seba - a drunkard; that turns
  • Sheba - seven; oath
  • Selah - to praise; common term in the book of Psalms
  • Sheva - vanity; elevation
  • Sia - moving; help
  • Susanna - lily; rose; joy
  • Tabitha - clear-sighted; a roe-deer
  • Tamar - palm-tree
  • Terah - to breathe; scent; blow
  • Thalia - harvest
  • Wendelle - wanderer
  • Zebina - bought; purchased
  • Zina - shining; going back
  • Zorah - leprosy; scab; hornet

Baby Boy Names

From traditional to cool, there is no shortage of Christian names for little boys. Names from the bible and places or important names in the history of Christianity serve as strong, meaningful monikers for baby boys around the world. Since these names have been around for centuries, translation varies by language and culture.

  • Baby Boy Looking At Cross
    Aaron - a teacher; lofty; mountain of strength
  • Abel - meadow
  • Abram, Abraham - high father
  • Alexander - one who assists men
  • Amal - labor; iniquity
  • Asher - happiness
  • Benjamin - son of my right hand
  • Caleb - a dog; a crow; a basket
  • Daniel - judgment; he that judges
  • Darius - he that informs himself
  • David - well-beloved, dear
  • Ed - witness
  • Eker - barren, feeble
  • Elijah - Jehovah is God
  • Esau - he that acts
  • Ethan - strong; the gift of the island
  • Ezra, Ezri - help; court
  • Gabriel - God is my strength
  • Gideon - he that bruises or breaks; a destroyer
  • Hiram - exaltation of life; a destroyer
  • Hosea, Isaiah - the salvation of the Lord
  • Immanuel - God with us
  • Ira - pouring out
  • Isaac - laughter
  • Ishmael - God that hears
  • Jacob - that undermines; the heel
  • Jael - he that ascends; a kid
  • James - follower
  • Jason - he that cures
  • Jeremiah - exaltation of the Lord
  • Joel - he that commands
  • John, Jonathan - the grace of the Lord
  • Jonah or Jonas - he that oppresses; destroyer
  • Joseph - increase; addition
  • Lemuel - God with them
  • Levi - associated with him
  • Linus - net; was a companion of Paul's
  • Lucas, Lucius - luminous; white
  • Marcus, Mark - polite; shining
  • Matthew - given; a reward
  • Moses - taken out; drawn forth
  • Nathan - rewarded
  • Noah - repose; consolation
  • Obadiah - servant of the Lord
  • Omar - he that speaks; bitter
  • Oshea, Joshua - Yahweh is salvation
  • Paul - small
  • Peter - a rock
  • Samson - his sun; his service
  • Samuel - heard of God
  • Seth - who puts; fixed
  • Shiloh - sent
  • Silas - three; the third
  • Simeon, Simon - that obeys
  • Solomon - peaceable; perfect
  • Stephen - crown
  • Timothy - honoring God
  • Titus - pleasing
  • Uriah, Uriel - the Lord is my light
  • Zachariah - memory of the Lord
  • Zared - strange descent
  • Zion - monument; raised up; sepulcher

Give the Gift of Christ

Giving your baby a Christian name is like celebrating the life and teachings of Jesus Christ each day. The birth of a baby is special and so is making sure your little one's name fits him or her in a meaningful way.

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List of Christian Baby Names